National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen joins Kent Scheidegger from the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and Lee Kovarsky from the University of Maryland School of Law to discuss a significant case involving the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment, which the Supreme Court will hear in March.
Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional issues involved in a case where a public school is mandating the appearance of a logo on clothing worn by students.
The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment in 1919, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.
A new poll from Siena College and C-SPAN ranks First Ladies in history. But how fair is the survey of historians when it comes to women put at the bottom of the list?
In honor of Presidents Day, we take a look at the small group of presidents consistently ranked among the best, and ask your opinion in this online vote.
This amendment provides for senators to be elected the way members of the House are—by direct election of the people.
In 1895 the Supreme Court had declared a federal income tax law unconstitutional. This amendment reversed that decision and authorized a tax on income.
This amendment was designed to protect the right of African-Americans to vote and has served as the foundation for such legislation as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
In this commentary, Peter Irons says the Supreme Court should use the occasion of a new petition it may not even accept to make a final statement about the controversial Korematsu case from World War II.
How do American citizens, even as enemy combatants, enjoy the constitutional protection of due process? Joining us to discuss this current topic are Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall Law and John Yoo from the University of California Berkeley Law School, in a podcast conversation moderated by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.